COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s office deletes e-mails between her and staffers because of limited storage space on servers and because the correspondence isn’t considered important.
The State reported that it discovered the e-mails were being deleted after a Freedom of Information Act request.
Haley’s office said former Gov. Mark Sanford’s office also deleted such e-mails because they took up too much space. Staffers keep all e-mails Haley sends to the public, it said.
A lawyer for the South Carolina Press Association said e-mails between staffers in the governor’s office are public records and should be kept. Historians say deleting the e-mails also hurts future generations who might want to study the Haley administration.
State asked to help in Citadel inquiry
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two state agencies have been asked to investigate The Citadel amid charges the school did not give police information about a complaint against a former camp counselor at the school now charged with five counts of molesting young boys.
Charleston police have asked the State Law Enforcement Division to help its investigation into Louis ReVille, 32. In 2007, a teen complained that ReVille watched porn with campers and committed a sex act.
The Citadel’s president said the school should have done more to investigate.
The board that runs The Citadel has sent a letter to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, asking his office to also investigate.
ReVille worked with hundreds of children as a teacher and coach.
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